I fell in love with a boy a long time ago.
I was only a small girl. Scared and frightened, I was taken from my home and held against my will. His father hurt me, but he protected me and kept me safe as best he could.
Until I left him.
I ran the first chance I got and even though I knew he wasn’t behind me, I didn’t stop. The branches lashed out at me, punishing me for leaving him in the hands of a monster.
I’ve never felt such guilt in my life.
Although I survived, the boy was never found. I prayed for him to be safe. I dreamed he’d be alright and come back to me. Even as a young girl I knew I loved him, but I betrayed him.
Twenty years later, all my wishes came true.
But the boy came back a man. With a grip strong enough to keep me close and a look in his eyes that warned me to never dare leave him again. I was his to keep after all.
Twenty years after leaving one hell, I entered another. Our tale was only just getting started.
It’s dark and twisted.
But that doesn’t make it any less of what it is.
A love story. Our love story.
The view of the mental illness world was great. And into what survivors of violence coping mechanisms was touching. Thanking for teaching us empathy.
The general idea behind the book holds an enormous amount of potential! However, the novel’s length was too short to adequately deliver the complex conflict.
After reading the reviews, our reading group was surprised to find other readers surprised by the “plot twist”.
Sigh..Super plot twisted!!
Don't love it! It's a super plot twist with a twisted character!! As soon as I realized what was going on... I skimmed through the last couple of chapters not really interested at what the ending would bring.